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Spiced pear and ginger mulling syrup recipe

Spiced pear and ginger mulling syrup recipe

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A satisfying homemade syrup that's perfect as a gift this festive season. So simple to make, simply infuse the blitzed pears with the other ingredients overnight and bottle up in sterilised bottles See method

  • Makes 1.2ltrs
  • Takes 15 mins plus overnight infusing
  • 17 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free

Ingredients

  • 2 x 410g tins pear quarters or halves in juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick​
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 5cm fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 balls of stem ginger, roughly chopped, plus 4 tbsp syrup
  • 1 lemon, zest pared
  • 250g caster sugar
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    75kj
    17kcal
    1%
  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 4.5g Protein 0g Fibre 0.1g

Method

  1. Empty the pears and their juice into a large saucepan and blitz with a stick blender. Stir in the dried spices, fresh and stem ginger and syrup, and 500ml water. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Add the pared lemon zest, cover and set aside at room temperature to cool and infuse for at least 6 hrs or overnight.

  2. Strain everything through a fine sieve into a clean pan. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer over a low-medium heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the syrup into sterilised* gifting bottles; leave to cool. Will keep for up to 3 months in a cool, dark place and use within 2 weeks once opened.

To use: Heat 400ml syrup with 750ml cider, red or white wine for a winter warmer, or top up with fizzy water or bubbly.

*To sterilise glass bottles, wash in hot, soapy water and rinse well. Dry in the oven for 15-20 mins at gas 1, 140°C, fan 120°C until hot and completely dry. Boil rubber seals for 10 mins, then leave to dry.

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